Guard Loree Moore, who was waived by the Storm last week following arthroscopic surgery on her left knee, remains with the team and is in the early stages of the rehab process that will get her back on the court.
“The doctor’s been saying like 4-6 weeks,” said Moore after a recent Storm practice. “I’ve just been rehabbing since about four days after surgery. I actually was able to walk around when I was done with the surgery. No crutches.”
The league allows Moore to stay with the team for up to eight weeks, and that was the option Moore preferred even though she knew the team would have to waive her to get to its 11-player roster to start the season.
“This is something that I actually wanted to do,” she explained. “I wanted to stay here and rehab and just be around the team. I know the situation, but that was a big deal to me because I like everyone and I like being around everyone. I think that was more important than anything – just to be around the team if I could. It worked out well to be able to rehab with (Athletic trainer) Tom (Spencer).”
Storm Head Coach Brian Agler has called the roster the Storm finalized last week “a starting point,” and Moore could get another look from the team when she gets healthy.
“If she gets an opportunity to get back on the court and shows she can help us, then we’re open,” Agler said last week. “If it doesn’t go that way, then unfortunately we’ll have to move forward.”